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Marching Band - Audition


The Marching Storm Audition

An audition is required of all new and transfer students intending membership in the Marching STORM Band. This allows me to talk assess your strengths and what you can bring to the band before selecting music and the start MSB Camp. It also gives you a chance to meet me and current members of the band and ask any questions you may have about the MSB.

All students planning on marching with the MSB must complete the online Intent to March form. After doing so, they will be sent an evaluation form to be filled out by a current or former band director. Auditions for all players are held in February, or any other time by appointment. Please call the band office at 440.296.1856 for more information to click to register for our February Audition Date.

We can work around most schedule conflicts, so if you cannot audition during our audition session, please contact me before the audition date to arrange an alternate time.

Audition information for Woodwind and Brass players:
(Mellophones, Euphonium/ Baritones and Sousaphones can be provided by the school, but students are encouraged to bring their own)

What to prepare:
1) A chromatic scale which demonstrates your range and tone on your instrument
2) A short excerpt/exercise of your choice demonstrating your technical and musical ability (need not be accompanied)
3) A short sight reading excerpt that will be provided for you at the time of the audition

Audition information for Percussionists:
(instruments will be provided by school, but students are expected to bring their own sticks/ mallets)

What to prepare:
1) The following Snare Drum rudiments as defined by the Percussive Arts Society:

o Sustained (Open to Closed) Roll

o 5 and 9 Stroke Rolls

o Single Paradiddle, Flam, Flam Accent, Flam Tap and Flam Paradiddle

o Drag/ Ruff, Single Drag Tap

2) A short excerpt/ exercise of your choice demonstrating your technical musical ability on snare drum and/ or quad-toms
3) A short sight reading excerpt that will be provided for you at the time of the audition


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